God already knows what we're made of, but perhaps He wants us to learn what we're made of. I think we would all agree that we learn more from our tough times than from our easy times.
Laughter is God's blessing.
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
Henry David Thoreau
The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.
Beauty is whatever gives joy.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
It is not enough to know your craft - you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more.
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
B. C. Forbes
These aren't the droids you're looking for.
When you actually like each other, it translates to the music.
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
Our promise to our children should be this: if you do well in school, we will pay for you to obtain a college degree.
Ruth Ann Minner
Higher taxes is the road to ruin. We must and we will shrink our government, and that means making some tough choices, tightening our belts.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
To feel much for others and little for ourselves to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.
But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.
I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.
I really like being pregnant. Not that there aren't things I don't love, but when I think about what my body is doing - creating a child - it just blows my mind. I'm in awe of the process and science.
God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor.
Growing up in the time of Title IX - it was passed when I was 10 - I got a front-row seat to so many great moments in women's sports. Of course I didn't know it at the time.
America is a country ready to be taken, in fact, longing to be taken by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process.
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not - a fool among fools or a fool alone.
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen.
One of the pleasant duties of America's most famous announcers during the relatively short swing era of the big bands was to host late-night remotes from some of the most famous ballrooms throughout the country.
Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.
To him who is in fear everything rustles.
In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
At school I was very shy. I wasn't funny really.
It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
Ursula K. Le Guin
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
If you're doing something you love, an hour feels like 5 minutes. If you are doing something that doesn't resonate with your spirit, 5 minutes feels like an hour.
Sir Ken Robinson
A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal.
William Allen White
Women are the engine driving the growth in California's economy. Women make California's economy unique.
When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
It is awesome to feel you are carrying on the family name.
I feel audiences are not given enough credit for their intelligence.
But if you don't watch me, I will try and sneak in some humor. I see humor everywhere in life around me.
True love stories never have endings.
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